Thursday, 11 October 2018

Airwolf Episode Guide v3.6


The Airwolf Episode Guide

VERSION: 3.6   (here)
RELEASE DATE: 8/OCT/2019
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COMPATIBILITY: Windows XP, Vista, Win7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10

The "old" airwolf Cd Rom concept started out back in 2004 and had a random release in 2005. That is no longer compatible with newer versions of windows.

So i decided to work on some NEW smaller programs that cover some specific fields of airwolf history.



Known Airdates & Production Code Screen for Each Episode



Airdates, Re-Run Dates, Production Codes, Cast Bio's, Trivia, Bloopers, Behind the Scenes and a host of other little features make up a great looking guide with a stack of information.

ALL SEARCHABLE OFFLINE
NO 3RD PARTY SOFTWARE OR PLUGINS NEEDED...

NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED...

Well.. unless you wish to use the Internet Links collection accessed on any screen by simply pressing  L





Biography Screens





Bio screens for actors, actresses, stunt men, pilots, writers.. random crew..

Real names, Actors Guild names, Births, Deaths, Home Towns, Age, Heights.. its a mission...

It's a big undertaking for a project like this & again highly time consuming (its a hobby for a show i love) Not something i'm essentially looking to cash in on.

The licensing for retail would be retarded making its cost ridiculously high.




Tv Ad Clippings



Imagine on an "Episode Screen" you could press the letter  C  and it opens up a box were you can view the tv guides clippings for the actual episode.

OR

Imagine pressing  C  on the "Episode List" to view all clippings from that specific series of episodes.

It's a project no ones taken on simply because theirs no way to make money off it.. Likewise with the merchandise guide, no money to be made off that neither...






The Movie Information Screen

I don't no the future of this project, but i have ideas, some will work, some legally wont work.. 

Imagine on an episode/series "list"  you could press  P  for promo & a screen pops up with all the promo photos from that specific series.. or press P  on an episode screen for promo photos featured from that specific episode, sadly not directly legal.

The behind the scenes aspect "is possible" but its limited to the photos available to me & the community. We have sharks, every time a crew member dies. anyone pops up with photos they disappear and so do the photos.. Seller & Buyers prerogative.. i get it.. but (me & others) have seen people offer photos freely & they've been persuaded to sell & vanish... again sadly there choice..




Trivia Tab Example

 Each episode has a Trivia Tab which starts off with working title, final title, the script dates, awards won or nominations if any. Also any accidents on set.

Then it goes into some random trivia about key moments, filming locations,  reoccurring people along with things seen and identified within the episodes.

Further down the trivia tab is a Q and A section were some of the most common questions raised about the episode are listed and answered.

For random trivia on the show (as a whole)  there are buttons on the Help Screen  that offer random Q and A and trivia about the actual series its self that are none episode specific.



Episode / Cast Overview Box


All season 1 to 4 (credited stars) are in and faces have been added to 99.9% of those from Season 1 to 3. You can press  O on an episode screen to view the Cast Overview Dialogue Box.

A lot of credits have been fixed  in relation to a lot of incorrect information seen on other websites both past and present. A lot of credits have also been expanded upon along with character & surnames too. As of v2.1  it is the most accurate Airwolf cast listing  ever compiled under one search engine.

The readme file or using T for search terms will help you get more use out the search engine when trying to find specifics.



At some stage this software should pretty much also double as a video editors hand book, searching for something like  REFUEL  and pressing   N   on either of the screens offered gives a good example of that. Likewise searching for DOMFLYS or CAITFLYS to list the episodes bearing scenes of those characters in the Airwolf pilot seat is another feature for editors to narrow down episodes.  You'll also find on season 1 & 4 episode screens you can press  D  for  Dialogue (sadly season 2 & 3 has no subtitles.. unless you have them ?)
Game mod and addon makers can also make use of the head shots and heights on Bio screens, the diversity of this resource is only limited by the content and the user of it..

Aircraft / Vehicles Index

Most the helicopters and planes are in, motorbikes, some car's, mainly focused on planes and helicopters for now.

What is interesting is some (only a few at the moment) have an option to view Before Airwolf / After Airwolf. Which means you can bring up a slide show of its past and future.

The links to those tabs are Right next to the CONSTRUCTION DATE If available for that item. See the N2044C screen as a example. 

Each item has a mouse over tool tip with some brief information and when you do mouse over a menu item you also get an image that appears in the top left corner.

Cuts down clicking having preview info on the mouse over.



A Location Dialogue Box

I won't be going crazy with location information unless people directly submit specifics, images and other stuff.. So for now im just going with a lot of the basics that generally get raised.

The work goes on with this project randomly, so use the update option to check for any, Or "follow" the Post in the fb group HERE. to be notified of replies related to this software.

Make sure you read the Readme.TXT

 See other Information below






THINGS I NEED TO DO / ADD / FIND

Have to add 4x04 to 4x24 Cast "Overview Tabs"  S1-3 Done
Have to add bios for more art dept / stunts and add their names to the eps search terms
Have to (want to) skim through S1-3 and add more background and uncredited extras
Have to identify and add face images to every S4 bio without one  S1-3 Done
Have to locate Older script revisions for trivia information <--- CAN YOU HELP
Have to write the short S4 episode summaries  S1-3 Done
Have to add the S4 Ep list mouse over teaser text    S1-3 Done
Have to track down birthdays not easily found by google <--- CAN YOU HELP
Have to hunt down a few missing tv guide clippings <--- CAN YOU HELP
Have to link up more Memorial ID's
Have to hunt down more on-set photos.. probably no chance of that  :(
Have to gather more work histories to implement the use of W on more bio screens
FINAL STAGE PREP ITEMS THAT'LL DRASTICALLY INCREASE ITS SIZE
Have to gather episode screen shots
Have to render and add 79 episode teasers

PROBLEMS I AM AWARE OF WITH v3.6

None that i am aware of 


HERE IS THE README FILE:

AIRWOLF EPISODE GUIDE v3.6
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MENU HAS MOUSE SUPPORT / CHOICE OF SHORTCUT KEYS.
ACCESS THE SHORTCUT KEYS LIST ON MOST SCREENS PRESSING  K

MENU HAS A COMPLEX SEARCH ENGINE POWERED BY KEY WORDS AND CODES.
ACCESS SEARCH ON MOST SCREENS PRESSING  S  OR CLICKING THE WOLF LOGO.

A LIST OF PREDEFINED SEARCH TERMS IS AVAILABLE.
ACCESS THE SEARCH TERMS LIST ON MOST SCREENS PRESSING  T

PRESSING  M  ON ANY SCREEN WILL RETURN YOU TO THE MAIN MENU.

THIS MENU WAS CREATED IN 2018 AND WAS MADE FROM THE INSPIRATION OF ADAM LETTOWS REDEMPTIONS OS SCREEN SHOTS AND THE ORIGINAL AIRWOLF INTERACTIVE CD ROM FROM WAY BACK IN 2005.


SEARCH TERMS:
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YOU CAN SEARCH THIS DATABASE FOR A NAME
(real name or character name)
THIS WILL LIST ALL THE EPISODES THAT CHARACTER or ACTOR/ACTRESS APPEARED IN
ALONG WITH THERE BIO SCREEN
(this also works for the crew & list's episodes they worked on & bio screen)
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YOU CAN ALSO SEARCH FOR THESE KEY WORDS:

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ACTOR = LIST'S JUST THE ACTORS

ACTRESS = LIST'S JUST THE ACTRESSES

FIRMETTE = LIST'S ARCHANGELS ANGELS

STARS = LIST'S ALL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES

CREW = LIST'S ALL CREW MEMBERS

DIRECTOR = LIST'S ALL DIRECTORS

WRITER = LIST'S ALL WRITERS

BIOGRAPHY = LIST'S ALL PEOPLE

CLIPPING = LIST'S ALL AVAILABLE TV GUIDE  /   MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS
(displays on all EP lists, EP information screens, cast & crew screens, that have any clippings associated to them) access pressing C

BTS = LIST'S ANY EPISODES WITH BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS

BLOOPERS = LIST'S ANY EPISODES WITH DOCUMENTED BLOOPERS

REVISIONS = LIST'S ANY EPISODES WITH DOCUMENTED SCRIPT REVISIONS
(script revision info on EP trivia tab)

ACCIDENT = LIST'S ANY EPISODES WITH A DOCUMENTED ACCIDENT ON SET
(accident info on EP trivia tab)

HISTORY = LIST'S ANY CAST CREW WITH A WORK HISTORY

1x = LIST'S JUST SEASON 1 EPISODES

2x = LIST'S JUST SEASON 2 EPISODES

3x = LIST'S JUST SEASON 3 EPISODES

4x = LIST'S JUST SEASON 4 EPISODES

WTITLE = LIST'S EPISODES WITH AN ALTERNATE WORKING TITLE
(alternate title visible on EP trivia tab)

NOMINATION = EPISODES NOMINATED FOR AWARDS
(nominations information available on the EP Trivia tab)

AWARDED = LIST'S ALL EPISODES THAT WON AWARDS
(award information available on the EP Trivia tab)

RTLSKIP = LIST'S THE EPISODES ORIGINALLY SKIPPED IN GERMANY DURING THE FIRST RUN

CBSNORERUN = LIST'S THE EPISODES THAT CBS DIDN'T RE-RUN BETWEEN 1984 TO 1986

NITROSKIP = LIST'S THE EPISODES THAT NITRO DIDN'T RUN BETWEEN 2015-2017 & 2019

CHSKIPVHS = LIST'S THE EPISODES COLUMBIA HOUSE DIDN'T RELEASE ON VHS

CHSKIPDVD = LIST'S THE EPISODES COLUMBIA HOUSE DIDN'T RELEASE ON DVD

BIRTHPLACE = LIST'S ALL PEOPLE WITH KNOWN PLACE OF BIRTH ON RECORD
(as such you can search for a place to list all people born their too)

BIRTHDAY = LIST'S ALL DOCUMENTED DATES OF BIRTH
(as such you can search for a MONTH to list all people born in that month, incs episodes primary airdates too)

NOTE: the likes of MAY will also include death dates in the list, To avoid this you could include the first digit of a year, such as 1,  EXAMPLE: a search for MAY 1, which would be looking at MAY 19** not May first or MAY/

VNOTES = LIST'S EPISODES WITH FAN FILM EDITOR NOTES
(notes accessed by pressing N on the episode screens)

AT A GLANCE = SHOWS COMPILED LISTS

LIST INDEX = SHOWS MENU INDEX SCREENS

You can search for an ISBN or UPC code for a VHS / BETAMAX / V2000 / VCD / VHD / LASER DISC / DVD and BLURAY, to list what episodes come on the specific release attached to that code

You can search for the episodes 4 and 5 digit production code found on a script

You can search for a Star Sign

You can search for a Nationality

You can also search a few terms to help narrow down for listing things like

How many times String rode a motorcycle = STRINGRIDES

How many times Caitlin flew Airwolf = CAITFLYS

How many times Dominic flew Airwolf = DOMFLYS

How many characters flew Airwolf = WHOFLEW

How many characters got to ride in Airwolf = INWOLF

Try     ARCHANGELBACK   and   CAITBACK
to view the times archangel & caitlin where in the back of airwolf

REMEMBER YOU CAN ALSO SEARCH FOR LICENSE PLATES AND AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION NUMBERS

LAST SEARCH TERMS ARE SAD ONES....
R.I.P = LIST'S ALL DECEASED CAST MEMBERS

You can also search for a sort of "who died on this date" by searching for a date like DAY/MONTH

Example: 08/JUL would list any deaths on that day in that month, and just   /JUL   would list any deaths that month.

MUST INCLUDE THE / SYMBOL and JUST 3 CHARACTERS OF THE MONTH NAME

Searching for the Year EXAMPLE:  /2001
would list all who died in that year, it Must include the  /  symbol. You can also include the 3 characters of a month before the  /  too, EXAMPLE: AUG/2001

The last example for a sort of "who in this month, regardless of year or day" you could look for,  EXAMPLE:  /AUG/


UNDERSTANDING SEARCH RESULTS:
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IF YOU LOOKED FOR A PERSON YOU'D GET THIS SORT OF RESULT IN THE SEARCH LIST

String-Fellow Hawke - Jan-Michael Vincent (15/JUL/1944) to (10/FEB/2019)

EASY TO UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT WORTH REMEMBERING THE "search result"
ALWAYS SHOWS THE CHARACTER NAME / ACTOR NAME / D.O.B / D.O.D
and always in that order

It's Worth remembering that Airdate and Birthday searches use the whole month spelling and day first, EXAMPLE: 22 JANUARY 1984.

Dealing with deceased or aircraft dates use 3 characters and the /  EXAMPLE 22/JAN/1984, The symbol is required to prevent the search picking up on the characters within the birthday month search term.

ALL SHORT CUT KEYS:
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K = THIS SHORTCUT KEYS LIST

T = USEFUL SEARCH TERMS / TAGS

M = RETURNS YOU TO THE MAIN MENU
(or click on the AIRWOLF word)

S = OPENS THE SEARCH BOX
(or click on the wolf logo)

ESCAPE = RETURNS TO PREVIOUS PAGE
(on cast  /  crew bio screens)
useful if you decide to search for a cast or crew member and then
wish to return to the exact episode screen that prompted your search

W = LIST'S ACTOR or CREW WORK HISTORY
(on cast & crew bio screens)

F1 TO F12 = SELECT A MENU ITEM
(on all list screens)

LEFT  /  RIGHT ARROWS = TO DIRECTLY MOVE BETWEEN EPISODES
(on EP information screens)

LEFT  /  RIGHT ARROWS = TO DIRECTLY MOVE BETWEEN BIOS
(on cast & crew bio screens)

DOWN  /  UP ARROWS = TO DIRECTLY MOVE BETWEEN LISTS
(on all list with more than one screen available)

C = OPENS TV GUIDE / MAG CLIPPING TAB
(on episode list, episode information, cast & crew bio screens)
C on Ep List screens will show clippings from that lists season
C on Ep Information screen will show clippings from just that episode
C on Bio screens for cast or crew with magazine clipping or articles

A = OPENS THE AWARDS INFORMATION SCREEN
(from emmy nominations / wins and stuntman awards)

L= OPENS A USEFUL WEB LINK'S TAB

U = OPENS THE UPDATE INFO TAB

E = CLOSES / EXITS THE APP

H = OPENS HELP / ABOUT SCREEN
(pressing C on the about screen shows credits for contributions)

V = OPENS VIDEO EDITING NOTES
(on some EP screens)

D = OPENS SUBTITLES BOX
(on season 1 and 4 EP screens)

G = OPENS GRAVE INFO BOX
(on some bio screens)

G = OPENS LOCATION INFORMATION SCREEN
(on some episode screens)

O = OPENS CAST VISUAL OVERVIEW
(on some episode screens)

P = PLAYS AUDIO EPISODE TEASER
(on some episode screens)

I = INFORMATION TAB ON WHO STYLED WHAT
(available on most screens, for menu design credit reasons)


ADDITIONAL NOTES:
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See the HELP ME button to see what i need help with.
Search for  NoPics   and   UNKNOWN to see if you can help with any of that.


Common Questions:

Q:) So how do i use this ?
A:) Download the file, right click it and extract, read the readme, run the EXE.  If you wish to have it so you can open it swiftly, just make a folder somewhere, place the EXE inside the folder, right click on it and select "extract to here"  then you can make a short cut to the smaller exe & use the provided icon.

Q:) Will you be releasing another update?
A:) Probably

Q:) Will you release it as an Install?
A:) No, this is something i wont do to avoid anyone messing with it and infecting users with bogus installers.

DON'T DOWNLOAD MY WORK FROM UNTRUSTED SOURCES



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